Healing Your Gut with Homemade Water Kefir

by Heather Gannon

Cultured foods, also known as fermented foods, have a healthy bacterium that supports healthy digestion and strengthens the immune system. Popular cultured foods include sauerkraut and kombucha. Cultured drinks and foods can be consumed daily and can heal a damaged gut, restore intestinal lining, reduce inflammation and remove unwanted toxic waste from the colon. These healing foods can be bought at local health food stores and grocery markets or made at home.

Water kefir is gluten and dairy-free and possibly one of the easiest cultured foods to make. It cleanses the intestines; is an excellent source of B-1, B-6 and B-12; and contains anti-fungal and antibiotic properties, minerals and vitamins. Water kefir also boosts the immune system, normalizes and resets metabolism and supports skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and acne.

Enjoy this easy and beneficial way to introduce water kefir into the diet, by making it at home.

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Get to Know Your Microbiome

by Wendy Warner

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Dr. Wendy Warner

We have more “bugs” in and on our bodies than cells. For every gene in our own genome, there are about 100 bacterial genes. Studies have shown that the microbes who live with us vastly impact our health—everything from our levels of inflammation to our brain function to our risk for diabetes. These colonies of microbes that live in and on us are called our microbiome.

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Good Digestion

by Andrew Lipton

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Dr. Andrew Lipton

One of the most common presentations in patients is poor digestion, often in those who have been worked up by many physicians, only to be told that nothing was wrong, or given the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome or spastic colon. The first step to curing the ailment is finding where the problem is located. Indigestion is a broad term that can imply anything from irritation of mouth, belching or burping, heartburn, bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation. From a natural point of view, indigestion can be summarized to be caused by three major factors: the inability to digest certain foods, food allergies and food sensitivity.

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MAY 2014: WOMEN’S WELLNESS, Table of Contents

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Inner Spa Offers All-Natural Holiday Gifts

inner spa logoInner Spa, a holistic wellness day spa, has announced the addition of several all-natural, handmade products and accessories, available for purchase at the Newtown spa. The products include 100 percent natural soy candles, handrolled beeswax candles; Himalayan salt lamps; 100 percent cotton, hand crocheted bath poofs, spa cloths and soap bags; 100 percent all-natural soaps; plus aromatic essential oil room sprays.
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